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Physical Therapy

How can physical therapy help me? 

Physical therapists are not only experts in treating pain, but also at finding the source of the pain. These professionals will look for areas of weakness or stiffness that could possibly be adding stress to the area that hurts. In managing chronic pain, it is important to understand the underlying cause of pain and treat it based on the individual case, using either strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, or body mechanics instruction. A Clearway physical therapist can help you by:

  • Maximizing your movement
  • Participating in your recovery
  • Helping you avoid opioids and surgery

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What is a typical physical therapy session like? 

In a typical physical therapy session, you may experience one or more of the following therapies to help manage your pain:

  • Strengthening exercises – Using machines, resistance bands, or your own body weight (squats, lunges, and push-ups).
  • Low-impact aerobics training – This training will increase your heart rate, while also causing minimal impact on your joints.
  • Pain relief exercises – These exercises target areas that are causing your pain so that you become stronger and more flexible to help restore your daily function.
  • Stretching – This common treatment is extremely beneficial in helping reducing pain by creating more flexibility in your joints and muscles.
  • Massage therapy – a form of treatment in which a licensed massage therapist will provide you with a hands-on massage of your muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons.

BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapy offers patients many benefits that will help improve their quality of life. As a pain management practice, we understand how vital physical therapy is to helping people control pain regardless of the cause. Certain therapy techniques and exercises are aimed at mobilizing your joints and soft tissues as well as helping your regain muscle function. Pain management using therapy has helped many people avoid the use of and dependence on pain pills while still living a pain-free life. Other benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improve balance and mobility
  • Help regain lost capabilities
  • Help athletes return to their activity
  • Can prevent further or additional injuries
  • Recover from surgery or injury

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At Clearway, we believe that you should not have to live in pain. We take your symptoms seriously and work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your body and your life. Are you suffering from a condition that interferes with your quality of life? Get in touch to make an appointment. We will diagnose the cause of your pain and help you get relief.

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